Sacraments of Initiation — Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist
Director of Faith Formation: Maria Oswald firstname.lastname@example.org (702) 871-1904 x288
One is fully initiated into our Roman Catholic Faith when all three sacraments have been received.
Jesus said: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” We first enter the Roman Catholic Community through the sacrament of Baptism.
Baptism – Quick Guidelines
- Are you registered in the Parish?
- If not, you do need to worship with us at weekend liturgy for at least 12 weeks.
- To register, stop by the Faith Formation office or email email@example.com.
- Attend a baptism class and receive your baptism packet.- After the 12 weeks you can attend the next scheduled Baptism Class and receive your Baptism Packet.
- Godparents need to attend the Baptism Class as well, either here or at their parish.
- Both Godparents must be Roman Catholic and Confirmed.
- When the Baptism packet is complete and turned in, your Baptism can be scheduled.
- Baptisms are scheduled two weekends per month at all the Masses on that weekend.
- A $100 suggested fee is due upon scheduling the date and time of the Baptism.
Questions? Call Robyn Runco for more assistance at (702) 871-1904 x230.
How do I/we prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism?
Infant and children under the age of 7 years:
Baptisms of infants and young children are celebrated during our Sunday liturgies twice a month. We do not celebrate baptisms during the Season of Advent or Lent.
A baptism may not be scheduled until the following requirements are met:
- The family may choose to register with the parish or not, however are required to worship with us at weekend liturgy for at least 12 weeks.
- The parents must attend our parish baptism class after fulfilling the requirement above.
- The godparents must attend a baptism class at their parish or at Christ the King and at both godparents must be Roman Catholic and Confirmed.
Children age 7 and above:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of the Roman Catholic Church asks that those children who have reached age 7 and above be fully initiated into the faith community. This means they must be prepared to receive Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil.
- Family must be registered and actively participating in our faith community, this includes regular attendance at our weekend liturgy.
- Student is attends their age-level Religious Education classes on a regular basis for one year prior to the year they celebrate the sacrament.
- Student is attending their Sacramental Preparation Class the second year, participating in the scheduled Rites and Sunday dismissals and participating with their parents/guardians in any mandatory family sessions.
First Holy Communion
At the Passover meal Jesus took the bread and said: “Take this and eat, this is my body.” He then took the cup and said: “Take this and drink, this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
What are the requirements to receive First Holy Communion?
- Student must be in second grade or above.
- Family must be registered and actively participating in our faith community, this includes regular attendance at our weekend Liturgy.
- Student is attending their age-level Religious Education classes on a regular basis for one year prior to the year they celebrate the sacrament.
- Student is attending their age-level Sacramental Preparation Class the second year and participating with their parents/guardians in any mandatory family sessions.
How do adults prepare to receive this sacrament?
- Adults who are baptized Roman Catholic refer to “Confirmation.”
- Adults who were baptized in other Christian Faiths or who have not been baptized see “RCIA.”
“Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.” “Peace be with you.”
Teens who are in tenth grade and above may receive this sacrament. See “High School Youth Ministry” for an explanation of requirements.
What are the requirements for adults who were baptized Catholic?
- Person must be registered and actively participating in our faith community, this includes regular attendance at our Sunday Liturgy.
- Person must provide a copy of their baptismal certificate.
- Person must attend the scheduled Adult Confirmation Sessions on a regular basis and fulfill the requirements outlined at these sessions.